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It's only a matter of days now till me and some buds come up to Rainy lake. Friday the first to be exact. Will be camping on an island, in voyageurs. Are the smallies still in shallow? How about pike and eyes. A first timer will be tagging along and would like to boat a few fish! Any advice would be great, fishing mn side only. Also, are there any burning bans in place? Thanks

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Smallies still in shallow?? They should be starting to stage near spawning grounds pretty quick, but we caught some walleye fishing yesterday in 25-30 fow. I would start to look for pike along breaklines from shallower water into deeper water, 8-15 ft. should be a good bet. Walleyes are being found both on deeper breaks and humps from 25-30 fow, but also in shallower still on windblown shorelines.

Burning bans have been lifted, and you can have camp fires as long as they are in the fire rings at designated sites.

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Agreed.

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